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Produced by

The Seams Collective

Presented by

The SummerWorks Performance Festival and Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies

Playwright: Polly Phokeev
Director: Mikaela Davies


Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace


August 6th, 2015 – August 16th, 2015


A dying Russian woman’s frantic recollections of her youth as a seamstress in Soviet Moscow weave through the lives of costume-makers working in a theatre during the fall of 1939. A series of love and hate stories emerge from the dust as she folds together the pieces of a past she has struggled to forget.

Seams is a play for anyone with ancestors, for a country born of immigrants, and for a community made of quilted-together culture.



Krystina Bojanowski Ira
Clare Coulter Old Frosya
Sochi Fried Radya
Jesse LaVercombe Anton
Caitlin Robson Frosya
Elizabeth Stuart-Morris Shura
Ewa Wolniczek Marina

Creative Team

Polly Phokeev Playwright
Mikaela Davies Director
Simone Brodie Dramaturge
Shannon Lea Doyle Designer
Kelly Anderson Assistant Designer
Nick Potter Sound Designer
Steve Vargo Lighting Designer
Jackie McClelland Installation Design


Steve Vargo Stage Manager
Lisa Van Oorschot Assistant Stage Manager
Elizabeth Stuart-Morris Producer
Rebecca Ballarin Assistant Producer


David Fisher Venue Technician
Eric Read Venue Technician
Colin Harris Venue Technician
Gabe Cropley Festival Lighting Designer